Buzz Baits would have to be the perfect weapon for early calm water mornings, evenings, or overcast rainy days, this is mainly because it’s the best time for bait fish to come out and the Bass know this! Ideally the action of all Buzz Baits mimics the natural action of shad (type of baitfish), which are a favourite food for Bass.

Using can give you one of the most exciting thrills in all of fishing; having a huge bass come up and knock your bait out of the water is just awesome.

How to best use Buzz Baits:

  1. Cast your buzz bait far, you'll cover more water for a better chance of attracting a fish. Cast as close to cover as you can, but don't get hung up.
  2. Reel fast enough to keep your bait at the water surface. The motion of the blades will disrupt the surface and emit noise. This is how buzz baits lure fish from their cover. You should be able to see and hear the blades chugging through the water as you reel.
  3. Stay close to your cover. Keep your bait near where the fish are. Pull your bait along ledges, over logs and near the edge of weed beds.
  4. Keep your rod tip up. This helps keep your bait at the surface where it's effective. If the bait drops below, it won't make as much noise. At the surface, the buzz bait mimics small schools of minnows or shad.
  5. Twitch your rod from time to time. A constant speed may not attract fish, and an occasional jerk can make your bait appear more lifelike.

Experiment with different sizes and patterns. If silver isn't working, try black or green. Perhaps the bait is too big for the fish to strike, or too small to bother with. If you try different combinations and are still unsuccessful, switch to another type of bait or change locations.

Ideally Buzz Baits are designed to ignite that inbuilt predatory instinct that all Bass have, as the Buzz Bait creates noise at the surface of the water which can get the attention of a hungry fish when quieter baits can't. When used properly, fishing with these lures triggers the feeding frenzy instinct of an otherwise lazy fish.

10 Response to 'How to Best Use Buzz Baits'

  1. Anonymous Said,'> August 20, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    can you use these lures for rainbow trout , if so what size of buzz bait would be best ..


  2. John Said,'> August 20, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    To be honest I haven't heard of anyone using a buzz bait for rainbow trout, buzz baits are primarily used for more aggressive fish such as Largemouth Bass. I haven't done much fishing of rainbow trout to be honest, but my bother has and he has dropped me off some beauties.

    I keep meaning to go with him one time and pick up some tips, I think he uses a live worm most of the time.


  3. Anonymous Said,'> August 20, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    hey john thanks for the heads up, ive been useing spinners for rainbows with great success, i just wanted too try something different. rainbows are agggresive fish so i just thought it would be a good combo (buzz baits) i went ahead and ordered some 3/8oz buzzbaits ... hope it all works out,cant wait to try them..


  4. John Said,'> August 20, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Sorry I couldn't be more help, but let me know how you go anyway. Great question by the way!


  5. Anonymous Said,'> September 14, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    does anyone outthere have a cure on how to make a buzz bait run to the left or to the right or just run straight,otherwords can they be tuned to run in what dirrection you want them to


  6. John Said,'> September 14, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    You can just bend the wire to help it track straight, you can also strim the skirt a bit if your buzzbait tends to go a bit all over the place.


  7. Anonymous Said,'> April 8, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    no, use small red salmon eggs or a few pieces of corn for rainbow trout


  8.'> July 5, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Buzz baits are indeed effective in top waters. Because of the metal parts that these baits have, basses easily track them and are easily fooled. But not having a good fishing tactic will ruin everything. It takes a good lure and proper strategy to catch a fish. Practice using each lure and determine which technique to use. Trial and error might work. :)


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  10.'> November 28, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    I think I can have a good fishing catches from this blog. Thanks for the tips!

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